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09-06-2017, 06:37 AM - 8 Likes   #3796
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Just a bumblebee...




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Nice shot! See all the mites?
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Somebody will be able to identify these Rose leaf eaters. Should I get rid of them or let them carry on munching? A quick check on the internet seems to identify them as sawfly larvae.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Skodadriver Quote
Somebody will be able to identify these Rose leaf eaters. Should I get rid of them or let them carry on munching? A quick check on the internet seems to identify them as sawfly larvae.
Yes I confirm they are sawflies larvae...

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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
Nice shot! See all the mites?
?? On the bumble bee? No, I just see a bit of pollen
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
Nice shot! See all the mites?
Thanks! Yes, I saw them and thought they were surely parasites, but didn't know they are bumblebee mites.

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?? On the bumble bee? No, I just see a bit of pollen
It's most visible at the junction of the thorax and abdomen. If you click over to flickr, I've added a note to show them. If you then click on the photo to see it larger, it's pretty clear. It looks like there might be some even at the front of the thorax (near the head) too.

Here's my latest shot:


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QuoteOriginally posted by Doundounba Quote
Thanks! Yes, I saw them and thought they were surely parasites, but didn't know they are bumblebee mites

It's most visible at the junction of the thorax and abdomen. If you click over to flickr, I've added a note to show them. If you then click on the photo to see it larger, it's pretty clear. It looks like there might be some even at the front of the thorax (near the head) too.
OK I see them now, and yes they are mites. Mites also transmit a disease that kills lots of bees...
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Pentax k-50 with Pentax-DA L 55~300mm ED Lens.

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SMC Pentax Macro 1:4/100 on handheld Pentax K-S2 at Dahlia Hill in Midland, Michigan.
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Just a bumblebee...


Just a bumblebee, but masterfully captured. A good/great photographer can make art of almost any subject, witness the potato.

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Thanks! Yes, I saw them and thought they were surely parasites, but didn't know they are bumblebee mites.

Almost everything has parasites.

Little bugs have littler bugs upon their backs that bite them.
And the littler bugs have littler bugs, and so ad infinitum.
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Yellow jacket, or so I would call this one.
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An abundance of Robber flies at a local nature reserve I visited today.




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Mating pair


And a locust
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A butterfly - probably a red admiral - that was walking on the inside of our sun room. Posted a different image earlier. I shooed it out afterward.
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Crane fly; SMC Macro Takumar 100mm.


The same subject, closer. Reversed 8mm cine lens on extension.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4365/36773628410_dcd0f5f500_b.jpg

Leaf hopper:



Hoverfly:



And a ladybug with what looks to be some sort of growth or infection:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4342/36334762244_b6865b7419_b.jpg

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A Holcocephala robber fly with lunch!
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Familiar Bluet damselfly.
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Fragile Forktail damselfly with lunch
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